This history consists of three main parts. The first seventy pages cover the earliest settlement in the region, including Delaware Bay and River. The following section examines the period prior to 1729 when Lancaster County was established. The third part covers the period from 1729 until the early 1800s. The author discusses all the usual topics, with particular attention to the various religious and ethnic groups which were active in the early settling of the county. Numerous footnotes provide additional information on various people, places, and events mentioned in the text. A new full name index enhances this work. The author was born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1803 and achieved prominence as a newspaper editor and author of historical works.
I. Daniel Rupp
(1844), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 580 pp.